So that's proper. If the 7 DVD doesn't boot due to old optical drive syndrome then you swap the optical next.
Didn't this model have a CDRW option? If so, you'll never boot a 7 DVD.
Wonder if anyone could help or provide some ideas.
I'm trying to get my spare laptop to work.
Every time I turn it on it just boots to a flashing cursor on a black screen.
The hard drive in it is new - without windows 7 installed yet.
I've tried booting from my windows 7 disk. Set optical drive to first in boot order. Just goes to flashing cursor, does not say "press any key to boot from cd"
Tried booting from usb. Set usb hard drive to first in boot order. same as above.
Mem test says ram is ok, reports cpu and ram amount in bios ok
Laptop is hp compaq nc6320
any ideas at all would be really appreciated